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W&M Summer- Goa
Goa, India
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Molly DeStafney (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution:
International Centre of Goa
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
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Program Description:


Students on the William & Mary Goa summer program spend five weeks exploring globalization and development in India. Indian faculty and W&M faculty teach courses on the program, and all students earn 6 credits. The focus of the courses will be globalization, development, and a course to be determined. Grades will appear on students’ W&M transcripts, and will be included in GPA calculations.

Goa still exhibits the cultural influences of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants. The Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years, until it was annexed by India in 1961. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats region, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

All meals are provided on-site (included in the program fee). Excursions may include Bangalore, the “Silicon Valley” of India, and an organic coffee plantation. Course-related excursions to the spice plantations and points of interest around Goa will enhance the student’s understanding of the economic and cultural background of the region.

Students will take 2 courses for 3 credits each from experienced faculty. The W&M taught course is ANTH 308: Anthropology of Global India.  The course will offer an anthropological understanding of post-colonial India. It aims to introduce students to the multicultural nature of Indian society in a globalized world. Students will use an anthropological approach to understand globalization, economic development, and cultural change in contemporary Indian society. The second course offered is SOC 313:  Globalization and International Development which satisifes the GER 4B requirement.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available.

New for Summer 2015, Critchfield Scholarships will also fund students going on the Goa program!  

The Reves Center advisor for the Goa summer program is Molly DeStafney,

W&M Faculty:
Sasikumar Balasundaram
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology 

Arrival: May 23, 2015
Departure: June 26, 2015

Application ($75): February 2
Deposit ($500): March 6
Final payment: April 1
Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

All College students in good academic standing.

Mandatory attendance at program director meeting and recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation.
Spring '15 1 credit course

Language Requirements:

Course Information:
Students will earn 6 credits through courses taught by W&M and Indian faculty. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
ANTH 308: Anthropology of Global India.

Program Fees: 
2015 program fee: $4,950

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare costs.

**Please note that international students should emai the GEO advisor directly about this program, as you may need additional time to apply for a student visa to India.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.